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Philippe Z Selendy

Philippe Z Selendy

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Philippe Z. Selendy is the Chair of Securities and Structured Finance at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.  His main practice area is complex civil litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on financial products, securities, and insurance.  Lauded by the Financial Times as “The Man Who Took on Wall Street,” he has been repeatedly recognized by The American Lawyer, which reported that the Federal Housing Finance Agency “hit the jackpot” by hiring Mr. Selendy as its lead lawyer for its “litigation assault” on the world’s largest banks.  Philippe is nationally ranked in Chambers and Benchmark Litigation, and named a "Leading Lawyer" in America by LawDragon 500.  Described as “outstanding” and “the premier litigator for the recent financial crisis” by The Legal 500, Philippe is also a Law360 MVP and featured on the Plaintiffs’ Hot List by The National Law Journal.  Philippe’s clients include the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, MBIA, Assured Guaranty, Ambac Assurance, MassMutual, U.S. Bank, and institutional investors and hedge funds.  

Philippe received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.  See more at:

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